Article – NHS insists that we should all take the ‘sunshine supplement’

“Everyone should be taking Vitamin D pills, according to health chiefs, to improve our bones and muscles. Public Health England recommends a 10 microgram daily supplement, and says even babies would benefit.

It was a surprising move, given that officials often claim that tablets are no substitute for a balanced diet. However, deficiency in Vitamin D has been linked to a raft of worrying problems, including the re-emergence of the bone-deformity condition rickets in children, and a similar problem, osteomalacia, in adults. It has also been associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and depression.”

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I think it’s great that they are starting to link it to depression, something many SAD sufferers have known for years.

Unfortunately I calculate that the dose recommended equals 400iu which I personally think is way too low, but at least it’s a start.


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Heather Crystaloak

Crystal Energy Practitioner and Bach Flower Registered Practitioner living in Wellingborough UK with her husband and 3 cats. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, I have no qualifications or training in medicine. The information in my website is purely an opinion and therefore I urge you to do your own research or speak to your doctor before trying anything suggested. It is your health and your responsibility.